When I started this thing I was under the spell of a British CEO at my old employers, who convinced me the world was moving away from the term digital signage. Screen media was the handle that was to be on the tip of every tongue!
Well, clearly I’d skipped my meds that day, yet again, and I went with screenmedia as the handle for my WordPress blog.
Giant, slippery piles of nonsense later, here I sit with 100s of posts on the unwieldy blog URL: screenmedia.wordpress.com
I have been thinking for a while I should really have my own blog site, and maybe add some things. So $45 later (honest), I had sixteen-nine.net as a domain and a year of hosting on a web server, with the content management tool Joomla already installed.
I am still figuring out how to use the thing (fortunately, a few people I know have stupidly blurted that they were Joomla power users), but have started populating it with the same posts as on this main WordPress blog. The intent is to cut over at some point … soon-ish.
Among the things I want to add:
- an events calendar that points to industry events
- more, better links
- and more than anything, a job board for companies looking for people, and people looking for companies. I have been playing matchmaker, informally, for a while now, and this is an easy way to broaden that with very little additional work.
The nice thing about Joomla is that it is largely modular and use style sheets and components to make updating dead simple and quick, so the extra work should be minimal.
I am interested in your thoughts on the switch, and any ideas about other things to add. Let me know!
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.